Friday, February 12, 2010

Alexander McQueen, RIP

When I woke to the news that fashion designer, Alexander McQueen had committed suicide I thought it was another cruel online hoax.

Sadly though, it is not a hoax and very true. Although the fashion industry will acknowledge that it lost one it's heros, what breaks my heart the most is that there is a group of people out there who's lives changed forever today.

I lost two friends through suicide in the 1990's and not a day goes by that my heart doesn't break. It's a strange sort of pain, you can feel it coming from a distance and within seconds, the sadness washes over your whole body and grips at your heart and then after what feels like a long time, but may only be a few seconds, it passes and life goes on.

If you feel that you cannot go on, suicide is not the solution, there is help and there truly is light (and life) at the end of the tunnel. Australian residents have access to a service called Beyond Blue, if you are not an Australian resident and you feel depressed or that you are finding it hard to live, contact your GP and ask for help.


amelieandatticus said...

Thanks for your message I hope that it reached some people in need. It is so true that there is help and there is always a way out of the despair even though you can't see it at the time.

Thanks again for the post.

AnastasiaC said...

Great post...i was so sad to hear the news today - i was following his tweets and he seemed down after losing his mother last week...its all so tragic that he had to go...he will be missed!

piero_sgro said...

What an awful sad day it has been. The poor boy, the weight of sorrow. I'm sure he doesn't know how much joy his work has brought to people, and just how inspiring he has been to so many designers.
Hopefully he will be buried together with his beloved mother.

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